With a variety of sub-styles ranging from filtered American wheat to Belgian witbier to German hefeweizen, the wheat beer style offers something for everyone and a refreshing nature that can't be beat.
Examples: Click here to find wheat beers available in your neighborhood.
History: First brewed in Belgium in 1455 and in Germany nearly eighty years later, wheat beers have become renowned worldwide for their refreshing, and subtly fruity nature.
Food: The refreshing citrus and spice character and delicate mouth feel of wheat beer makes it a great accompaniment to boiled veal weisswurst, lighter fish such as mahi-mahi, and salads made with citrus based dressing.
Recommended Glassware: Weizen Glass or Cervoise Glass or Mug
Original Gravity (OG): 1.028 – 1.120
Final Gravity (FG): 1.004 – 1.032
Alcohol Content (ABV): 2.5 – 12.0%
Bitterness (IBU): 10 – 85
Color (SRM): 2 – 30º L
Ideal Serving Temperature: 45 – 55º F
- American-Style Wheat Wine Ale
- Belgian-Style White (or Wit)/Belgian-Style Wheat
- Berliner-Style Weisse (Wheat)
- Dark American Wheat Ale or Lager with Yeast
- Dark American Wheat Ale or Lager without Yeast
- German-Style Leichtes Weizen / Weissbier
- Light American Wheat Ale or Lager with Yeast
- Light American Wheat Ale or Lager without Yeast
- South German-Style Bernsteinfarbenes Weizen/Weissbier
- South German-Style Dunkel Weizen/Dunkel Weissbier
- South German-Style Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier
- South German-Style Kristal Weizen/Kristal Weissbier
- South German-Style Weizenbock/Weissbock